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Varus Build Guides, Runes, Items, and Abilities - Patch 14.12

Varus The Arrow of Retribution

Find the best Varus build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.12. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Varus build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Varus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 14 Guides // Patch 14.11
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[14.11] | The Arrow of Retribution [In Depth Guide - AP/Letha/On Hit Builds]

Guide by Alvatorz updated June 3, 2024
  • In-depth
Season 14 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus, AD or AP? (Patch 14.9)

Guide by ifound1dollar updated May 4, 2024
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[14.8] Varus guide by misterfirstblood

Guide by misterfirstblood updated April 29, 2024
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

AP Varus - Mid/Bot

Guide by LBDB updated March 10, 2024
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

AP Varus guide - ALL Matchups (WIP)

Guide by AilZar updated February 25, 2024
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[14.1] Varus Jungle: new one shot build (THE 1V9 KING)

Guide by MultiWorld updated January 11, 2024
Season 14 Builds // Patch 14.11
New Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Darkin Guide!! [BOT LANE] . ||{ Varus }|| <> Complete and Be Current <> (Path 14.11) //

Build by Guest updated June 4, 2024
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Critarus

Build by PolarKun32 updated June 2, 2024
Season 14 Builds // Other Patches
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

[14.10] Break the norm and your mental health

Build by rbrtz updated May 21, 2024
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Jesuscirraptor SUP

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated May 18, 2024
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

tank varus top

Build by Guest updated April 23, 2024
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus turret

Build by volodyemer updated April 27, 2024
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Unkillable Varus [ S14 ]

Build by HMT_zenith updated April 24, 2024
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Ratatatata Varus

Build by Furkisk updated February 4, 2024
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

GOD VARUS TANK TOP

Build by kublek updated February 1, 2024
  • Off-Meta
Season 13 Guides
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

The Mathematically Correct AP Varus (Mid/Bot)

Guide by support_diff updated November 22, 2023
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

*Patch 13.21* | SheppardLoL's Varus MID Guide (AD & AP)

Guide by TheSheppard updated October 30, 2023
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Pick Up And Play Varus ADC/APC Guide (Season 13)

Guide by Sh0ppe updated September 4, 2023
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus: Everything you need to know (On-Hit, Crit, AP, Lethality)

Guide by whitemindlight updated July 5, 2023
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LoL Champion Varus Build Guide
LoL Champion Varus Build Guide

Varus Ap Top Build 13.12

Guide by Darkoey updated June 28, 2023
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Varus Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Varus we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Varus, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Varus this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 14.12. However, if you are a new Varus player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Varus!

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Patch 14.11: 58,330 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Varus's Runes

Varus's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 44% Pickrate

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Sorcery
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Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Runes 45%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Varus's Summoner Spells

Varus's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 39% Pickrate

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Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 24% Pickrate

Flash Barrier

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 18% Pickrate

Cleanse Flash

Varus's Starters

Varus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 93% Pickrate

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Varus's Core Items

Varus's Best Core Items 53%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

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Patch 14.11: 58,330 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Varus's Runes

Varus's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 58% Pickrate

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Precision
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Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
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Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Runes 44%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

Precision
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Varus's Summoner Spells

Varus's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 43% Pickrate

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Second Best

Varus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 30% Pickrate

Flash Ghost

Third Best

Varus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 18% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Varus's Starters

Varus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 94% Pickrate

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Varus's Core Items

Varus's Best Core Items 56%

Win Rate 3% Pickrate

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Varus Counters

Learn Varus' counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Varus guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Varus ADC in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Varus. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Varus Skins

Varus' Abilities

Varus's Living Vengeance
Living Vengeance Varus's Passive Varus's Passive
Self
Varus's Passive
Varus's Passive
When Varus kills an enemy, he gains 10 / 15 / 20% (+20% bonus attack speed) attack speed (depending on level) for 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 (at levels 1 / 6 / 11 / 16) seconds. Champion takedowns grant 40% (+40% bonus attack speed) instead.
Q
Varus's Piercing Arrow
Piercing Arrow Varus's Q Ability
Self
65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85
16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12
Begin Charging: Varus draws back his next shot, Slowing himself by 20%. After 4 seconds, if not fired, Varus will cancel the Ability and refund 50% of its Mana cost.

Release: Varus releases the arrow, dealing totaldamagemintooltip } physical damage, reduced by 0% − 67% per enemy hit (minimum 10/46.67/83.33/120/156.67 (+ 83.33/86.67/90/93.33/96.67% AD)). Damage and Blight detonation effects are increased by up to 0% − 50% based on charge time (maximum 15/70/125/180/235 (+ 125/130/135/140/145% AD)).
W
Varus's Blighted Quiver
Blighted Quiver Varus's W Ability
Self
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Passive: Varus' attacks deal an additional 7 / 13 / 19 / 25 / 31 (+35% of ability power) magic damage and apply a Blight stack for 6 seconds (max 3 stacks). Varus' other abilities detonate Blight stacks dealing 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% (+1.5% per 100 ability power) of target's max health as magic damage per stack. Detonating Blight on champions and epic monsters also reduces his basic abilities' cooldowns by 12% of their maximum per stack.

Active: Varus' next Piercing Arrow deals an additional 6−14% missing health as magic damage (depending on level), increased up to 80% missing health damage depending on charge time.
E
Varus's Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows Varus's E Ability
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80
18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10
Varus fires a hail of arrows that deal 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+0.9 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and desecrate the ground. Desecrated ground slows enemies' movement speed by 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% for 0.25 seconds and reduces their healing and regeneration by 40%. The slow duration is refreshed if enemies stay within the zone.
R
Varus's Chain of Corruption
Chain of Corruption Varus's Ultimate (R) Ability
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Varus flings out a tendril of corruption, rooting the first champion hit for 2 seconds and dealing 150 / 250 / 350 (+100% of ability power) magic damage. Rooted enemies gain max blight stacks over the duration. The corruption spreads from its target to uninfected enemy champions. If it reaches them, they take the same damage and root.

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my build sais made by guest

i did my on hit build for varus, but it says "made by guest" but i did it like 15 minutes ago. how can i fix it? https://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/varus-mixed-on-hit-606527 here is the link

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Have we been playing adc wrong?

I've not really tested this, but I was just thinking about it. Wouldn't lethality out damage crit+as on certain adc's, if not all? If you pair it with lethal tempo or hail of blades, that is.

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Who do you want a champion build on?

Which of the champion's in the tags would you like to see a build for.

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Hello everyone I want to main Varus

Hello everyone I want to main Varus , can anyone recomend me a good build and runes ?

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Champions for climbing

I was wondering what are the best champions for climbing in low-mid ELO? I usually like to play adc or mid or even sometimes jg, but I always get bad team players and I always end up with a positive score. I get a 2 win streak then I instantly...

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Varus Counters

Hello guys! I have a kinda important question : Is there any way to counter Varus's late game damage as a mage or marksman? If so, what is it?

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RUNES REFORGED!!!

Any rune recommendations for ADCs for this new season? Thanks in advance!

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Should I get Jhin or Varus

Okay, I've been stuck on which one to pick becuase in my opinion, they're both good.

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Varus ADC?

Is a varus good choice for adc or just stick in mid with him? And which is better ad or ap varus?

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Varus right now ?

How good is he now ? Build for em ? Stupid question: Can he go top somehow ? :/

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How decent is adc varus

How good is botlane adc varus. You'd obviously still go tear but maybe swap out bt/maw for ie. Whenever I play midlane varus i get kinda rekt by leblanc and stuff. Plus I find botlane varus more fun to play. Is it decent for ranked

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Varus vs Jayce; Which is better?

Hello Mobafire. So lately I only play 2 mid lanerrs, obviously the ones in the title. I suck at mages so why bother, right? Stick to my strengths which is AD champs. My question stems from the feeling that they both preform very similar roles and...

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Varus Bottom Build

Why do people build varus differently mid vs bot? Tbh, I love to build manamune on varus bot.

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5.5 Kassadin and Varus viable?

So kassadin looks pretty beautiful and varus is getting a nice buff to his q. for a while i couldn't play my kass because he was just bad...is he good now though? i haven't played on the pbe (still waiting :/) but to anyone who has is he any good...

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which adc to buy

im thinking about switching main roles from top to adc. which adc should i buy first?

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